To Be or Not to Be Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1009

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 57

Theatrical Release Date: 03/06/1942

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 08/27/2013

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, War

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Ernst Lubitsch

Actors: Robert Stack, Jack Benny, Carole Lombard, Sig Ruman, Halliwell Hobbes, Henry Victor

Plot: In WWII occupied Poland, comedy stage actors use thier skills to imperonate Nazi generals to gain information to rid themselves from teh Nazis.

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Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/21/2020

A bravura of an encore to Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator," this patriotic Nazi-era farce brings the funny while balancing its two contradictory tones.

Rating of
1.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 03/06/2015

I appreciate the attempt at wartime satire during actual wartime. Sadly, the opportunity is wasted on jokes that don't take advantage of skewering the relevant subject matter. This film is obviously made by smart people. Thats why it pains me to see a routine skrewball showcase wedged into an espionage WWII plot. The two don't mesh, and both sides suffer from it. I'd be more forgiving if the jokes were funny, but they all fall flat. Predictable comic situations of the time are delivered in sitcom fashion. All that's missing is the happy theme music and overly loud audience laugh for the pauses that are already present.

Rating of
4/4

Mark - wrote on 08/28/2014

favorite line: heil myself.... "why haven't you seen this really funny film yet?" ....THAT is the question!

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